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A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful experience of talking with the famed English actress and singer Patricia Routledge. Routledge, now 87, has dedicated her life to the cause of the arts as she has spent much of her time performing in musicals and in more serious operatic work, before dedicating almost a decade in television portraying the unforgettably supercilious Hyacinth Bouquet in the BBC's transatlantic hit sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, and Hetty Wainthropp in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.
The only time I could speak with Patricia was during her regularly scheduled tea time at 3 o' clock in the afternoon. Although she was noticeably anxious to return to her activities, she was gracious enough to spend some time with me discussing her thoughts and memories of being in Joseph Papp's adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance, as well as to share her encouragement for my upcoming album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited.
Shakespeare once famously declared that all the world’s a stage, and that the men and women in it are simply players acting out the scenes of life. Today, I’m excited to share a delightful interview I conducted recently with the beautifully talented Ms. Kaye Ballard in which we discussed her experience in an award-winning production of The Pirates of Penzance at the Minskoff Theater in New York City.
As if the excitement couldn't build anymore, Adrian D. Holmes and Skip Wilson Media are preparing to unveil the official cover art of Holmes's upcoming album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited.
One week from today, on Thursday, September 1, 2016, the curtain will drop and the artwork will be revealed to the world for the very first time. No one has laid eyes on it beyond the immediate ADH Team.
Besides creating the actual music, promotion is arguably the most important aspect of any successful album release. That's why with the release of the album cover, we're also launching the promotional campaign for The Pirates as we continue the countdown to December 31st.
Stay tuned for more details.
(Oh, and by the way, the Kaye Ballard interview will go live on Labor Day!)
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